The Dhaka University (DU) authorities in a press release issued on Thursday said that the students must leave their dormitories within 15 days of completion of masters examinations.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the provost committee held at the residence of DU vice chancellor (VC) Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman on Wednesday night, the press release said.Presided over by the VC, the meeting also condemned the gruesome killing of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad.
The meeting demanded an exemplary punishment to the killers and offered condolences for the victim’s bereaved family.
The meeting also decided that hall seats will be allocated to students on merit basis after their admission into first year classes and no one will be allowed to stay in halls without permission of the authorities. At present, seat allocation is done by Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of the ruling party.
A committee consisting of experts from DU and BUET has been formed to assess the feasibility of installing bunk beds in rooms with multiple students, the press release said further.
Students and associated persons have been requested to inform the provosts of the halls and the university proctor about presence of any goon and drug user, dealer and addict on the campus or in residential halls, it added.
The committee also mentioned that the opening hours of the central library and departmental seminar libraries would be extended, if needed beyond 9:00pm.